Hoping all are doing good this Monday and especially those in the path of Hurricane Sandy. As of now we are experiencing rain and gusty wind. The towering pine trees are definitely doing a great deal of swaying and the other trees are showering the area with leaves, right now all appears ok in my next of the woods. Stay safe.
On to M3830, here is another rendition of it, using soleil embroidered faux leather. Construction details Here
Great garment to add some retro to my wardrobe.
Paired the skirt with an old NY&Co. button front which I had to tweak & a basket weave/elastic belt that I'd purchased from a street vendor.
I have several of these blouses that I purchased years ago, love them but they are too long and a few could use tweaking in the side seams, for this one I just opted to shorten it, so I cut the hemmed portion
used the cut piece to trace off an 1+" from the hem line
serged the raw edge
fused steam-a-seam and straight stitched.
Perfect length now...
I've never owned riding boots mainly because I was having issues with the too wide circumference of the various boots that I had tried on over the years. Also, I mainly wanted the boots for skirts and would try them on with an A-line skirt and the look was so not flattering on me. So I avoided riding boots for years.
Fast forward, a young lady in my office sported a pencil skirt with a pullover sweater & cute riding boots and I immediately commented how nice she looked and that I like the close fit of the boots at the calf. She informed me that she had them modified, wherein she took them to the shoe repair and for $60 they can be modified for a closer fit. Well, she didn't have to repeat that twice, went on a lil riding boot shopping excursion and was lucky to come across cute Bandolino riding boots. Love at first sight. Purchased them in dark brown and black and had them modified.
Inspired by my co-worker's outfit, I paired the skirt with a winter white v-neck pullover, skinny belt and my new modified riding boots.
I'm a happy camper now.... Thanks Jacqueline for inspiring me.
Have a Great Week and Stay Safe.